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Energy for a sustainable world : from the oil age to a sun-powered future

Author: Nicola Armaroli; Vincenzo Balzani
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2011.
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"An easy read, balancing the pros and cons, this book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts, provides a historical overview of energy resources, assesses our unsustainable energy system based on fossil fuels, and shows that the energy crisis is not only a tough challenge, but also an unprecedented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Armaroli, Nicola, 1966-
Energy for a sustainable world.
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2011
(OCoLC)701108463
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Armaroli; Vincenzo Balzani
ISBN: 128288431X 9781282884311
OCLC Number: 712118007
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 368 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Living on Spaceship Earth. The Energy Challenge --
Concepts and Misconcepts --
Energy in History --
Fossil Fuels. Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Fossil Legacy --
Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Energy --
Renewable Energies. Solar Energy Basics --
Solar Heat and Electricity --
Solar Fuels --
Other Renewables --
Energy Carriers. Electricity --
Hydrogen --
Scenarios for a Sustainable Future. The Challenge Ahead --
Appendix: Did You Know That?
Responsibility: Nicola Armaroli, Vincenzo Balzani.

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